In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
This year, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival scored a coup. Paul Simon retired for touring after finishing up a big farewell tour. But he said that he’d still play shows every once in a while to raise money for environmental charities, when the situation was right. And last night, Simon headlined the last … More »
We’ve had our ears perked up for new music from London singer-songwriter Westerman ever since we heard his breakout single “Confirmation” and subsequently named him an Artist To Watch. He released his Ark EP last year and had a busy SXSW — including a set at our … More »
Paul Simon could give a few other legacy acts lessons on how to perform on TV without coming across as being desperately thirsty for attention. Simon ended his touring career last year, when he played the final date on his farewell tour. But Simon isn’t done with playing live. He’ll More »
In line with a lengthy track record of top-notch annual programming, Outside Lands‘ 2019 lineup is a mixed bag of musical talent that offers something for all types of music lover. The San Francisco affair’s collection of headliners is rife with artists who are in the midst of career hot streaks. Recent multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Kacey Musgraves tops the lineup with Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, and Flume. Attendees can presumably expect Flume to use his Outside Lands slot as a launchpad for new music, given his release of mixtape, Hi, This is Flume, and his ensuing announcement that more fresh material would soon follow. Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Blink-182, Kygo, Leon Bridges, and Lil Wayne round out the remaining headliners.
Outside Lands’ 2019 lineup represents the electronic genre in its broad scope. RL Grime, San Holo, Big Wild, DJ Koze, Justin Martin, Shallou, and Bob Moses appear among the many producers tapped to perform at the festival. Moreover, DJ Koze, Bay Area-natives Luttrell and Justin Martin, and Flying Lotus‘ lauded 3D show all appear on this year’s billing too. Outside Lands will descend upon San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from August 9-11. GA and VIP passes to the event will go on-sale on March 28 at 10 AM PT, and can be purchased, here.
Vampire Weekend are currently warming up for their summer tour, playing some intimate shows around England. A few days ago, they played their new Father Of The Bride single “Big Blue” live for the first time. Yesterday, the band debuted a new cover of Paul Simon’s One-Trick Pony cut … More »
Last year, Paul Simon wrapped up his grand farewell tour with a show in Queens, a short distance from the house where he grew up. But the farewell tour wasn’t a real farewell. When he launched the tour, Simon was clear that he wasn’t retiring from performing. He said that he wouldn’t tour … More »
Back in September, Paul Simon played a big farewell show in his Queens hometown. But while Simon may be done with touring, he is decidedly not done with getting up in front of people and playing music. In October, Simon performed on SNL for the ninth time, the most anyone has ever played … More »
The Kennedy Center Honors program aired on television last night, though it was filmed earlier this month, and the 2018 recipients of the title included Reba McEntire, Philip Glass, Cher, Wayne Shorter, and the creative team behind Hamilton, which includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler. A number of famous people were … More »
Colin O’Brady recently became the first person ever to cross Antarctica from coast to coast alone and without the help of wind. The journey took 54 days and spanned over 900 miles. During the trek, you’d assume that one would need to listen to a lot of stuff to pass the time, and … More »